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FS 163 - Fingerprint Science


3 units
History and use of fingerprints in criminal identification. Topics include the scientific basis for fingerprint identification, anatomy of friction ridge skin, pattern classification, minutiae marking, the Henry System, AFIS and CAL-ID, court presentation of fingerprint evidence, and causes and sources of error.  

Lecture 2 hours/lab 2 hours.

Prerequisite(s): Upper-Division Standing; and FS 11 (Forensic Science majors/minors) or JS 10 (Justice Studies majors/minors).
Grading: Letter Graded

Note(s): The course is recommended for anyone who plans to pursue a career in investigations or latent fingerprint identification.


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